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OnePlus Nord now getting Android 11 update with OxygenOS 11

On: March 4, 2021
Highlights

  • OnePlus Nord is now receiving the stable OxygenOS 11 update
  • The new update is based on Android 11
  • It brings new features like refreshed UI, ambient display, dark mode and more

At the beginning of 2021, OnePlus released the first beta version of OxygenOS 11 for the owners of the OnePlus Nord 5G. The Android 11 based beta update was made available to users in India and other countries. The company has now released the stable version of the OxygenOS 11 based Android 11 update for OnePlus Nord users.

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The company took to its official forum site to announce the arrival of the software update. When the OnePlus Nord was announced back in July 2020, it came preloaded with OxygenOS 10.5 based on Android 10. Android 11 is the first major OS upgrade for the Nord, and also brings in new features with OxygenOS 11.

OnePlus Nord receiving OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11

The OnePlus Nord is the first from the brand to feature dual selfie cameras

The OnePlus Nord is receiving its first major OS upgrade since launch

OxygenOS 11 brings several system changes such as a brand-new UI design with various customisations and improved experience for some third-party apps. The update includes Always on Display (AOD) customisations that allow users to make use of the AMOLED panel of the OnePlus Nord to display important notifications without turning on the entire screen. The Canvas AOD can be used to set a black-and-white version of an image on the lock screen.

The new update brings a Dark Mode functionality, which can be set to turn on automatically by setting the desired time range. Other new changes available with the new update include a new weather widget, a new shelf UI, and a story feature for the Gallery app.

How to install the OxygenOS 11 on OnePlus Nord

Since the OxygenOS 11 has arrived as an OTA update, OnePlus Nord users will see a notification for the OS update. If the notification has not arrived yet, users can navigate to Settings > System > System updates. If the update does not show up here, users are required to wait for a couple of days for it to arrive. In order to install the update successfully, the OnePlus Nord should have at least 3GB of free space and above 30 percent battery power.

OnePlus Nord specifications and features

The OnePlus Nord has a 6.44-inch Fluid AMOLED screen that offers a 90Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution. The screen is integrated with a fingerprint scanner. The Snapdragon 765G chipset powers the device with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM. The phone ships with up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage.

The pill-shaped cutout available on the phone’s screen houses a 32-megapixel primary selfie camera and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide shooter. Its rear camera setup has a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 5-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. It is backed by a 4,115mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging.

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